ESL Tutoring

Imagine what it would feel like to enter a totally new country, leaving behind your friends and the life you once knew. Everything feels strange, and you must learn a different language and the ways of this new place to get by successfully. Now imagine being a child in this situation. Tough stuff!

UVM ESL is a group of student volunteers who go into 3 elementary schools in the Burlington area to help with ESL classrooms and afterschool programs. In addition we work with the Somali Bantu Association in offering ESL to refugees. Through English as a Second Language (ESL), volunteers help ease the transition of young immigrants into the Burlington community by teaching reading, writing, and verbal skills to tutees and forming meaningful relationships in the process.

No experience in ESL or knowledge of another language is required, but definitely welcomed! It's a great way to give back to the Burlington community and it's a lot of fun! You can volunteer as much or as little as you want and throughout the semester we meet to reflect on our experiences!


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